: BMR Wheel Hop Kit vs FG2



Lanman
07-08-04, 10:39 PM
Hey guys, those of you that have already spent the money on one of these give us some feedback. I just want to consolidate opinions so that we don't have to pick up info here and there in other threads.

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StealthV
07-08-04, 10:52 PM
I'm thinking of adding the BMR kit to make the FG2 even better.

trekster
07-08-04, 11:01 PM
I'm thinking of adding the BMR kit to make the FG2 even better. Will the cadillac dealer be able to install the BMR kit since I don't want to do it myself. Also how much is the FG2 with labor?

wildwhl
07-08-04, 11:08 PM
Depends on your dealer. I received my Mallett Shifter assembly today and they won't install it. In their words, "...we don't install ANY parts not manufactured or authorized by GM." I wonder if window tinting is a GM part, or GM authorized?

I think I'm going to try the BMR kit first since it is less expensive and an easy install. I'll post my results here.

Cal
07-08-04, 11:20 PM
apples and oranges in my opinion. The FG2 are high priced high performance shocks, and will make a huge difference in cornering/handling. The BMR kit is for wheel hop.

wildwhl
07-08-04, 11:32 PM
apples and oranges in my opinion. The FG2 are high priced high performance shocks, and will make a huge difference in cornering/handling. The BMR kit is for wheel hop.

I agree, Cal, but I'm wondering if the BMR kit alone is an inexpensive solution for the wheel hop. I'm sure I'll end up with both eventually...but since my dealer SUCKS, I don't think the FG2 is an option for me at the moment. :(

Cal
07-08-04, 11:38 PM
The one fellow had said he'd sell his FG2 for $850 in another thread.

You don't have to have them dealer installed but of course I would if I were you to prevent warranty gripes from them. Try another dealer maybe? Call Cadillac's main # and complain and see if that shapes them up.

StealthV
07-08-04, 11:39 PM
On a non-FG2 car, I'd recommend the BMR kit first and add the FG2 kit later only if you're looking for all-out cornering prowess.

jspinetto
07-09-04, 01:25 AM
I have the BMR kit without FG2 and I havent even though about getting FG2 kit yet. If you want the wheelhop to go buh-bye then the BMR kit is the way to go. Handling go with FG2. Want both ? Then get both! :D



Jonathan

CTSVLS6
07-09-04, 05:57 AM
I agree with Jonathan. The BMR kit is a cheap and easy fix for wheel hop.

CaddyGeek
07-09-04, 01:18 PM
jspinetto,

The BMR kit got rid of your wheel hop or just made it less noticeable? Are you still running the Goodyear RunFlat tires?

Lanman
07-09-04, 04:24 PM
Just a few questions.....

How much difference is there in the day-to-day ride quality with the FG2's?

Some people are saying the FG2's completely eliminated wheel hop and others are saying that it didn't. Anybody care to comment?

Somebody also said the BMR Kit increased road noise inside the cabin... how much more noise?

Does the BMR Kit have any affect the ride quality?

StealthV
07-09-04, 05:21 PM
The FG2 will wheelhop when the tires initially bite when accelerating from a stop. On mine, one hop and then wheelspin up through the gears. The BMR kit would just be icing on the cake.

Cal
07-10-04, 12:06 AM
Stealth is right it does hop a tad, mostly wheelspin. miscreant drove a stock and FG2 one after another and estimated around 80% of wheelhop is cured, I'd say that is pretty close.

jspinetto
07-10-04, 02:10 AM
The BMR kit got rid of the wheel hop! and I am still running Runflats.

Check this other thread out:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15917

Jonathan

ctsvett
07-10-04, 07:24 PM
Can you show a video? (e-mail to me if you can).

Was there any increase in harsh driving (bumps, roughness, etc)? How did this affect NORMAL driving? how did this affect handling?

Reed
Http://www.cadillacfaq.com

Z06CADY
07-11-04, 12:40 AM
Will the cadillac dealer be able to install the BMR kit since I don't want to do it myself. Also how much is the FG2 with labor?
Beast,
I am also in So.CA. I may be able to recomend a shop that would do the installation. Where are you located?

Chris

Vedder
07-12-04, 06:45 PM
Can you post the best shops for most mods in So. Ca.?:rolleyes:

Z06CADY
07-12-04, 11:04 PM
Vedder,

I have a local shop that is very good. He is an authorized Kenny Bell installation shop and does a lot of LS1/6 work. Depending on your location, he might know another good place close to you that you use.
I will use him for the BMR kit when I get it. I tried to order it today but they closed just before I called!

Chris..

trekster
07-13-04, 01:24 AM
Beast,
I am also in So.CA. I may be able to recomend a shop that would do the installation. Where are you located?

Chris I'm located in Downey,CA

Z06CADY
07-13-04, 03:19 PM
Black Beast,
It's a good hour drive from you, but Tim (owner) @ Don Lee Auto does great work. (donleeauto.com) Hope this helps.

If you do plan to head over there, let me know it would be great to say hi.

Chris

Vedder
07-13-04, 09:58 PM
I'm located in Downey,CA
I live in Paramount, I'm always going to Downey for something. Hope to see you around Black Beast.